Cryptogenic organising pneumonia or acute fibrinous and organising pneumonia?

  title={Cryptogenic organising pneumonia or acute fibrinous and organising pneumonia?},
  author={Venerino Poletti and Gian Luca Casoni},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={1128; author reply 1128}
First, histology is described as follows: ‘‘...diffuse intraalveolar exudate of granular, fibrinous material...’’. Organising pneumonia pattern, the histological hallmark of cryptogenic organising pneumonia, is characterised by intraalveolar buds of granulation tissue. Recently, a new anatomoclinical entity has been reported by BEASLEY et al. [2] as ‘‘acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP)’’. The clinical spectrum of this entity may be similar to cryptogenic organising pneumonia and… CONTINUE READING

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